27/8/09 Well on my Birthaday I have received my appointment to Dr Cominios Chemo Clinic for Monday 7th Sept so I’m in and Chemo will start then in 2 weeks time. MyMcmillian nurse has said a Holiday would be Beneficial once the drain has been taken out on the 9th Of Sept so without hesitation I’m going to Shepton Mallet to the Motorhome Show and then and Warren Farm Dorset to see my friends of the MHF which have been so very good to me sending me gifts and making dates to come down and staying at Canterbury Aires on the 11th and we are alll going to dinner in town. Its funny but they have made so exciting and Bill has been showering with pressies in the post this week. I have a special friend who suffers with Cancer and we have been keeping in contact and buoying each other up with lots of Emails. We both are so very lucky to have so many lovely friends. Well we are away I’m just going to Swalecliffe 3 miles down the road on the seafront with the Kent MCC. Some of them will be off to Italy where I was all booked to go and then this happened. But life is lovely at the moment and as within one week the Government have paid out Industrial Injury it means we have no money worries, every little helps as they say, and we have been getting lots of jobs done so we can concentrate on me through the next few months. I haven’t heard yet from the Solicitor but I expect she has a lot of checking first before she can take my case to court to claim from Rays employers but Ray will chase her next week to see where she has got to. Although It seems Paper had Asbestos in andI worked at a Sugar bag company in Snodland for 3 months in 1960 so I might have a claim in my own right. You don’t have to prove where you worked only that you have worked with known Asbestos producing Companies. I have now applied for a Blue Badge as I do not need parking worries when having Chemo as at times I might feel bad. We do Park and Ride when we go to The hospital and I’m amazed that other patients haven’t thought to do that but why fight to get a place at the hospitals where parking is an Impossibilty I will keep my Diary up as I travel through those day’s ahead –anyone know where you can get good wigs. mavis
Mavis has had so many Cards and Flowers from Her MHF Friends and local friends . I cant thank you all enough for all the pleasure it has brought to her. Its been a pleasure to see her face light up with excitement each time the postman or a special delivery arrives. Today she received the biggest box of chocolates she ever had even from me, these came from Bill, Thanks Bill.. I said to her yesterday If I didnt know any better I could start to get jealous of all your new boyfriends, We just laughed, still I said you are special. Well in a couple of hours we are off on a weekend rally. Its sunny but fresh outside. Hope it stays that way.
We had to wait in today for tv arial man to come. Then mavis took louis out for a walk on her own. She was a bit hesitant ,but she got back OK. Thats another milestone .Everyday is a bit better than yesterday. I got to do my Doctor Bit later. I am hoping that the drain will be less this time proving that the Talc Op is working. In a couple of weeks she hopefully has it removed. Then she can start chemo. Quicker we do that quicker we move on.
Yes have a Happy Birthday And with strength and love on your side you are going to have lots more. Love you RaymondXXXXXXX
and of course Louis XXXXX
I decided to use wordpress blog. mavis like it better. So thats settled.
Hi. Ive settled on this new look blog page I hope you like it. It has a little bit more pa naz to it.
See you all later , Watch this space. Rays page
Not a lot to add today.
mavis is up early as usual. she has been on her early birds thing. Keeps her happy. I am still working through the lists of jobs to do. I think most are sorted now. I ve been painting inside all our cupboards today. thats done. She is bright and cheerful . seems up to her old self which is good to see. We are preparing for a weekend away at swalecliffe this weekend.
hello to all my friends.
This is my new blog page where we can connect with each other .
This may replace the pages in rayandmave.co.uk diary pages. It remains to be seen.
I have had to revised the information on this Diary because in our ignorance we wrongly stated Mavis had asbestosis,which was what we were led to suspect from initial tests. But she has Mesothelioma. Which is a Terminal condition,Unlike asbestosis.
Well today we are feeling a lot better. Its no good crying over spilt milk. What will be will be.
Mavis is a lot brighter , its a shock ,but she is planning rallies and trips away, still fighting fit. All power to her elbow .